rap|id


rap|id
rap|id «RAP ihd», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. moving, acting, or doing with speed; very quick; swift: »

a rapid walk, a rapid worker.

SYNONYM(S): fleet, speedy. See syn. under quick. (Cf.quick)
2. going on or forward at a fast rate: »

rapid growth, rapid development.

3. fairly steep: »

a rapid slope.

4. arranged for, or sensitive to, brief exposures to light: »

a rapid film.

–n. rapids,
a part of a river's course where the water rushes quickly, often over rocks near the surface: »

The boat overturned in the rapids. Most hair-raising future project: A trip on the rapids of the Colorado River (Newsweek).

[< Latin rapidus < rapere to hurry away; seize]
rap´id|ly, adverb.
rap´id|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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